His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Khaled Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of the board of Directors of stc, praised the launch of the Shareek private sector partnership program at the initiative of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

Read more: stc chairman and CEO laud Shareek initiative launch to boost local businesses

Kuwait Telecommunications Company (stc) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Company’s Headquarters on Monday 29 March 2021, where the attendance represented 70.324% from the total shareholders. The virtually conducted meeting used the online platform provided by Kuwait Clearing Company and in accordance with the health precautionary measures and procedures issued by the Government.

Read more: stc Kuwait AGM okays BoD’s proposal of 60 Kuwaiti fils per share for FY2020

Zain KSA has achieved a record speed of 1.9 Gbps during a successful trial of the 5G indoor solution known as “AirScale Radio System” (ASiR), at its headquarters in Jeddah. The ASiR solution can support a mixed network of 4G and 5G over the same platform, delivering ultra-fast speeds and broad coverage, and countering high penetration coverage losses within buildings, across multiple floors and in both open office space and closed up offices and meeting rooms where coverage rates are often significantly reduced due to the depth of the building design or the distance from the tower. Utilizing ASiR, Zain KSA provides an enhanced indoor solution addressing requirements such as low cost of ownership, compact design and comprehensive indoor coverage offering users a consistent 5G experience.

Read more: Zain KSA records fastest indoor 5G speed test

Zain Group, the leading mobile telecom innovator in seven markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces the publication of its consecutive 10th annual sustainability report, entitled The Ten-Year Journey’, which charts the sustainability agenda the company has undertaken in this area across its footprint over the last decade.

Read more: Zain Group outlines its ‘ten-year journey’

To enable the fourth industrial revolution in the Kingdom, Zain Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Organization for Industrial Estates and Technology Zones (MODON) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide fifth-generation services, communications, high-quality internet, cloud services, and the Internet of things (IoT) in Modon's industrial cities.

Read more: Zain Saudi Arabia, MODON join forces to boost fourth industrial transformation in KSA

Chaired by Stéphane Richard, Orange’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the role of the Data and AI Ethics Council is to support the company’s implementation of ethical principles governing the use of data and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Read more: Orange creates council to support responsible usage of data and AI

Aqua Comms, an Ireland-based communications provider, has upgraded its two Trans-Atlantic submarine cable routes with Ciena’s cutting-edge GeoMesh Extreme submarine network solution to meet digital connectivity demands across the US, Ireland, Denmark, and the UK.

Read more: Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme upgrades Aqua Comms’ major subsea networks

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